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MSPM: In the Know, February 2, 2016

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Upcoming Events

Resources for Success
The MSPM director serves as the academic advisor and staff resource for all MSPM students. Please contact your advisor with any questions regarding the program, degree requirements, room reservations within GWSB, scholarships, or any other matters pertaining to your degree.
Students are also responsible for understanding and complying with University, School, and MSPM Program requirements. Below is a listing of resources to assist in your success at GW (list is not exhaustive):

Summer 2016 Registration Opens 1 Mar
Registration for summer 2016 courses begins 1 Mar. Summer session I begins 16 May and summer session II begins 5 Jul. Review the DNSC course offerings via the Schedule of Classes. No core MSPM courses will be offered in summer 2016, only electives. Schedule an advisement session with me to discuss your options and to review your plan in DegreeMAP. Take action now to avoid schedule conflicts or delayed graduation.

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 electives in summer session I:

The Decision Sciences Dept also offers electives focused on business analytics, some of which are open to MSPM students:

  • DNSC 6290 Visualization for Analytics, Grover, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Big Data, Vaisman, campus only
  • DNSC 6290 Business Process Simulation, Jain, distance/online section open to MSPM students, campus section restricted to MSBA students (see MSBA program for permission to enter campus section)
  • DNSC 6290 Social Network Analysis for Managers, Kanungo, distance/online only

Summer 2016 Electives

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 credit hour electives in summer 2016: DNSC 6290 Project Governance and DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies. Short summaries of each course are provided below. Please contact the respective professors for more detailed information on the courses. The Decision Sciences Department offers additional courses focused on business analytics. These course may be applied to the DNSC elective or general elective requirements for the MSPM degree. See the Schedule of Classes for details. The schedule is subject to change.

DNSC 6290 Project Governance (1.5 credit hours), Dr. Sam Ghosh (sghosh12@gwu.edu), Campus and Online Sections, 5/16/16-6/25/16

An overview of project governance: models, practices and case studies. It is designed to augment the basics of project management courses with information pertinent to the governance, limitations and recommendations for practice.





Course Objectives

1)     To understand difference between project management and project governance

2)     To understand different strategies and framework for project governance

3)     To understand different modules involved in the governance process

4)     To provide fundamental information for the PM as a “what to expect” road map to project governance




Assignments will include an exam, short paper, and a project.


DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies (1.5 credit hours), Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi (hkh@gwu.edu), Campus and Online Sections, 5/16/16-6/25/16

An overview of PMI’s PMBOK is presented and explained using the systemic process adopted in the PMBOK. The course also covers the Agile project management approach as a flexible and dynamic methodology suitable for a particular class of projects. The course will also cover PRINCE II, which is a well structured project management methodology, and is introduced and compared against Agile and PMI’s PMBOK.





Course Objectives

1)     Develop knowledge and skills about the structure and content of the PMI PMBOK.

2)     Develop knowledge and skills about the structure, processes and content of Agile project management.

3)     Develop knowledge and skills about the structure, processes and content of PRINCE II.

4)     Develop skills and learn how a project management methodology could be tailored to the needs of a project using project management skills and expertise.

5)     Enhance understanding of the relationships between these approaches and systems thinking.

6)      Develop skills to conduct comparative analysis of different project management methodologies.



Assignments will include an exam and a case study.

MSPM: In the Know, November 24, 2015

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Summer 2016 Study Away Programs Announced, Apply by 28 Feb
The summer 2016 short-term study away programs (STAPs) were just announced. Application deadline is 28 Feb. Learn more by contacting Lisa Brancheau, GWSB Global & Experiential Education Assistant Director, at sbintl@gwu.edu. STAPs are excellent opportunities to fulfill your general elective requirement (up to 3 credits). Destinations include Germany, Brazil, Sweden, Mexico, California, and more.

VALOR Resource Fair, 1 Dec
The inaugural VALOR Resource Fair is scheduled for 1 Dec, 3-5 p.m. in the Marvin Center, room 405. Learn about the services available to veterans from a  variety of organizations. VA representatives, veteran organizations, and employers will be in attendance to help you with personal and professional development. Learn more on GWork.

Johnson & Johnson International Internship Virtual Event, 3 Dec
Johnson & Johnson is hiring for international internships and full-time positions within the Asia-Pacific, EMEA, and Latin America regions. The F. David Fowler Career Center invites you to attend the Johnson & Johnson International Internship Virtual Career Event on 3 Dec, at either 8 a.m., 12 p.m., or 4 p.m. EST. Register online to attend.

Summer 2016 Short Term Study Away Programs, Applications Due Feb 28


Application Deadline: Sunday, February 28

Courses must be approved by your MSPM advisor to be applied to the MSPM degree via the general elective requirements.

Short-Term Study Away Courses:

  • Brazil “Behind the Scenes at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro” [3 credits]
  • California “A Journey Through the Sharing Economy: Customer Experience Fieldwork in San Francisco” [3 credits]
  • Denmark “International Summer University Program” Short-term Exchange with Copenhagen Business School [6 credits]
  • England “Business and the State: Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships” [6 credits]
  • France “Globalizing Europe” Short-term Exchange with EDHEC Business School [3-6 credits]
  • France “The Global Manager in Europe” Short-term Exchange with ESSEC Business School [3 credits]
  • Germany “Successful Leadership in Europe” Short-term Exchange with European Business School [3 credits]
  • Israel “ Entrepreneurship and Innovation: The Israeli Model” Short-term Exchange with Tel Aviv University [3 credits]
  • Mexico “Sustainable Tourism and Adventure Tourism Development in Chiapas” [6 credits]
  • New York/New Jersey “Global Social Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice” [3 credits]
  • Singapore “The global Manager in Asia or Corporate Finance” [6 credits]
  • Sweden “Healthcare and Marketing Strategy: The Swedish Experience” [4.5 credits]